If your smartphone is your life, here’s how you can keep it safe

Credit to Author: Quickheal| Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 15:17:20 +0000

We give a lot of thought when we think about upgrading our phones, but we often don’t give the same amount of consideration when it comes to our smartphone’s security. That’s a great pity because the prevalence of smartphones has made it a favorite target for all sorts of cybercriminals….

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Why is smartphone security so important?

Credit to Author: Akuti Ojah| Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:42:50 +0000

Let’s pause for a second here and think about the astonishingly smart palm-sized device – that is our phone. A decade or two ago it would have been impossible to imagine all the things that a modern-day smartphone can do. A day without our smartphone is quite unimaginable. From remembering…

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A week in security (July 20 – 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 20 – 26, including Deepfakes, Bluetooth technology, and APT groups.

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How to get one of iOS's best new privacy features on Android

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 03:00:00 -0700

Apple’s latest iOS update may have taken plenty of inspiration from Android — to put it mildly — but iPhone owners will soon enjoy one important feature that isn’t anywhere to be found here in the land o’ Googley devices. And it’s connected to a subject that’s increasingly near and dear to many of our hearts: privacy.

The iOS 14 beta includes a new system that shows a visual alert anytime an app is using a device’s microphone or camera, even in the background. It’s a smart bit of added privacy protection, especially since traditionally — on iOS as well as on Android — once you’ve granted an app access to those parts of your phone, the app is technically able to tap into ’em anytime, with or without notifying you that it’s doing it.

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A week in security (July 6 – 12)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:30:09 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 6 – 12, including a look at pre-installed malware on some Android phones, and a Mac malware mystery.

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We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0000

We discovered yet another phone model with pre-installed malware provided from the Lifeline Assistance program via Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

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